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the infrastructure of the police state is already in place freedom of speech undergoes condemned the u.s. justice department for spying on associated press reporters the news organization called this surveillance a massive and unprecedented intrusion. international efforts to find common ground on the syrian crisis see the israeli prime minister flying to russia to meet president putin just days after israel's and the strikes near damascus put a trace covering tony. under so use caps to brings the says if it's i said screw home safe and sound of dropping out of that five month mission in orbit.
international news live from moscow this is all she with me your leisure problem thanks for joining us the u.s. justice department has admitted to spying on associated press reporters a peek and damage the sweeping phone surveillance as an invasion of privacy under threat to the freedom of press is going to check out more now on the story and its implications. the u.s. justice department secretly obtained two months of telephone records targeting a.p. reporters and editors work and personal phone numbers if you believe more than one hundred of its journalists may have been caught up in this surveillance sweep the a.p. boss called it a massive and unprecedented intrusion into how news organizations operate the justice department acknowledged having spied on a.p. journalists but would not say why it sought the records they cited an ongoing
investigation a peace process and said the government sought and obtained information far beyond anything that could be justified by any specific investigation now the guess is that the investigation had to do with a.p. is reporting on a cia operation in yemen last year and the government's possible hundred fleet the administration's unprecedented one food leaks has had an enormous chilling effect on investigative journalism a number of journalists with major news organizations here told me that isn't it's never been as hard for them to do their job as it is now because sources that they had previously communicated with now either don't return their calls or say out front that they'd rather not talk they can go to jail the obama inspiration has brought up more cases against whistleblowers than all previous presidents combined now as the news of emerged that the justice department has secretly cast this wife's a veil is that journalists looking for we still don't know what the white house says it knows nothing about this and refers to the justice department and the
justice department having acknowledged the phone taps came up with what some saw as as an orwellian response they said that they value the freedom of the press and that they're seeking to strike the right balance between the public interest in the free flow of information and the public interest in the fair and effective administration of our criminal laws that's according to their statement well it's not clear what mine dozens of a.p. jordon they stored their sources have committed to be caught up in this kind of a surveillance sweep but this is sending a chilling effect far beyond the associated press. to all journalists that their records can be intercepted and sifted through like this and also made some wish us authorities had to use some of that surveillance bigger to keep an eye on someone like tom or lance our naive the boston bomber after all those red flags well or could it be that journalists are seen as more dangerous to national security these days meanwhile the white house insists it was in the dunk regarding the thin moments of a.p.
but analysts say the case fits into the general trend of current government on. since nine eleven particularly we've seen the rapid expansion of a police state in this country it is the infrastructure of the police state is already in place so the restricting of the flow of information by the government and its various mouthpieces this is part of this creeping police state and what i what i want to stress is that the effectiveness of the obama administration in persecuting whistleblowers shows not only the fact that obama himself is no different from any candidate that our president that came before but also the fact that this is a comprehensive plan to shut out dissent in the united states and we also spoke to acts of pain who believe spying on ip it reveals the u.s. government's hypocrisy when it comes to freedom of the press. wise in the face of everything obama campaigned on about protecting protecting the press protecting
whistleblowers this is this is very hypocritical all around the world all the sudden the u.s. top starts talking about freedom of the press whenever they're trying to bring down destabilize the government in venezuela they don't like hugo chavez because he's defending the people so all the sudden they're talking about freedom of the press in venezuela but yet in bahrain there is a government that's in it is loyal to the u.s. government that it takes orders from wall street and all the sudden they look the other way while those groups suppression. prime minister is in russia for talks with president putin the latest in a string of international meetings focusing on the sewer and crisis it comes in the wake of these roads to a strikes near the syrian capital earlier this month. has more now from russia's black sea resort of sochi where the two leaders on the scene. right now the two biggest problems between russia and israel concerning syria are moscow's shipments to damascus of the s. three hundred air defense systems under arms deal signed a long time ago and the two recent airstrikes in syria allegedly conducted by
israel which is still hasn't officially admitted but hasn't officially rejected either but if the arms shipments don't cross any international agreements then clearly an airstrike by one state of another states over territory does but what benjamin netanyahu is visit is showing now is that the stumbling blocks are currently being set aside in order for a greater cause to be achieved which is peace in syria these really prime minister is definitely not the first of foreign officials to come to russia to discuss syria recently it was also the u.s. secretary of state and the british prime minister and basically what we're witnessing now perhaps is a shift in the approach by many nations to the conflict in syria and ways of solving it since most western countries have clearly taken the side of the opposition pretty much since the beginning of the conflict but now they're talking about the need for a joint conference which would include the rebels and see you know forty's what
russia has been calling for throughout the entire time also stressing that not all these rebels are opposition areas many of them are bandits or even terrorists and this is constantly proven by linked in the web including the latest shocking video which clearly depicts a syrian rebel fighter cutting the heart of a dead syrian soldier out of his chest eating it on camera promising to do the same again and calling all the others to follow his example is or is one of the countries what most to gain from a fast resolution to the syrian conflict it's already being affected by this spillover from the crisis but some believe it only has itself to blame as well she's middle east correspondent policy explain. it's a new offer and stand here so that they have to think. of one or two ways we have to think one hundred times a day you know what to do with guns armed men that have been given the green light
to fire into israel retaliated by damascus for tell of its attack last week israeli officials have still not gone on record admitting they carried out two airstrikes in forty eight hours but most people here are certain they did and damascus is certain of it it didn't mince its words calling israel's actions a declaration of war the criticism echoes in israel as well arab citizens took to the streets to protest and while divided over their support of a side they were clear on one thing israel's actions are wrong jobber sol is a twenty four year old university student despite being some two hundred fifty kilometers from syria his heart is with its people. israel gives itself permission to attack other countries but does not accept any other country doing the same to whether this strike cannot be legitimate and israel should be judged in the international court. but far from being judged israeli support the actions of the government would be very frank i don't think that if we would have.
for you we would've. remember even. i think. it's a very small element of a very long. problematic relations between israel and syria but it might just catch up with the israelis assad says his borders are open for palestinians wishing to take military action against the jewish state a sure sign some say that tel aviv has shot itself in the foot and has lost. never had started under tactics no official israeli policy is to prevent. progs for of all those forms. i wonder if this is love trickle policy i doubt it very much and some
in israel fear the violence one stop at the border after they finish from killing this very we'll go head to haifa. and talk to them to deliver quality journalism as what was once israel's most peaceful border threatens to become its newest battlefront policy r.t. television. and so i had for you this hour i'll say a month of combat lost walks and maybe as rest of the show been once again putting the country's internal security into question and later this hour we'll take a look at why violence is still the order of the day in the almost two years since the western backed revolution ousted down to. use and put. on. the commando the there's a famous i says expedition sings a song before heading home and shows how different life is in all of it as just
download the official publication if you so choose your language stream quality and enjoy your favorite. if you're away from your television well it just doesn't work so why would your mobile device if you can watch your t.v. any time anyway. this is also a welcome back i saw you space capsule has successfully touched down on because our step bringing home the thirty three of us expedition under the command of canadian crees filled and while in orbit the team leader released a series of videos showing how everyday life takes on a whole new dimension in space on he's thomas from mission control near moscow
explain. the crew of so use zero seven am has returned to earth safely landing in kazakhstan at just after six thirty in the morning moscow time and this is an incredibly experienced crew with russian cosmonaut romana roman yank oh this is his second flight chris hadfield from canada this is his third spaceflight and thomas marshburn the united states astronaut this is his second between them seven space flights with this incredibly experienced crew now it's always a great moment here at mission control when that capsule lands and they can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that they have accomplished a mission and done something pretty special now on this particular mission just a couple of days ago showing that nothing is ever routine when it comes to space travel thomas marshburn had to do an emergency spacewalk to help fix what was detected a coolant leak at the international space station that was a last minute decision that they decided to send him out just days before you scheduled to depart the international space station chris hadfield from canada has
actually in particular gotten a lot of media attention he is arguably the most savvy social media astronaut in the history of space travel having almost nine hundred thousand twitter followers now one of the things that he became known for is conducting experiments in space connecting to regular people one of the experiments was showing people what it's like to cry in space what happens to tears with no gravity i mean they can't fall down so he simulated the conditions in space and produced a dramatic video one other thing he produced a video of what happens when you bring out a wash towel in space and shows what happens to the water and all sorts of interesting things with the surface tension and where does the water go if it doesn't actually fall to the ground chris hadfield is also in the process or has just completed a recording of the first commercial album in spaces so these are some of the things that babe accomplished on this particular mission but as of now the crew so he's
zero seven and back on earth safely and everyone that can know that a job was well done and mission accomplished. and of course we'll have a lot nor for you online here on r.t. including the number of unga strike is being force fed and gone tunnel by prison rises to ninety two twenty nine i should say washington has reverted to masks shackles and nasal chiefs in a bid to keep people alive following the more than three month protests at r.t. dot com we've got more details on that story as well as a timeline of the hunger strike. and afghanistan links a u.s. soldier who commanded a so-called death squad with the disappearance of dozens of locals go to our web site to find out more about him he's.
a suspected cia agent has been arrested in moscow trying to recruit a russian security officer the model is reportedly posing as a secretary in the u.s. and this is political development tom bottom joining us now live with more details hi there tom nice to see you what do we know of the circumstances surrounding this spy story. yes what we know the moment from a statement by the f.s.b. is that this man was earlier detained a cia operative detained by russia's security service supposedly in the act of recruiting an officer of the russian security service to work for the cia the
central intelligence agency of the usa according to that statement. at the scene were found. when he when this man was detained special technical devices written instructions to those to the person he was trying to recruit a large sum of money suppose it instructions that whoever worked for the cia would get one million dollars a year in salary and an advance payment of one hundred thousand dollars he was ostensibly on the outside serving according to the f.s.b. as a third secretary of the political department inside the u.s. embassy he has at the moment been handed back to us embassy staff right on bass and they're updating us on this developing story told thank you very much and of course we'll be following this story for you. throughout the day. i can't the last
has rocked bengazi libya's second largest city in the bomb planted in a crowded area near one of two main hospitals killed thirteen people and wounded dozens were sent violence between leaving as authorities and armed militias has caused the u.s. and the u.k. to pull out embassy staff and they only as a q.e. and sell the pan-african news wire believes the western states support for the revolution is coming back to haunt them. it's been over two years now since the western backed war of aggression and regime change was launched against the gym idea they form a political system in a north african state of libya i believe that these are recent attacks that have taken place in benghazi in the eastern region of the country which was the cradle of the counter revolution against gadhafi is a manifestation of just the center gratian now within the political and economic system inside the country but it regard to the loss of us and potential loss of
british and other european personnel their political costs associated with such loss or potential losses and this is why they have downscaling their diplomatic staff in these countries we've seen the targeting of police stations and other security apparatus inside the country and the u.s. knows as well as the european countries are quite aware of the fact that if they do lose any more personnel inside of libya because our political ally destabilisation inside their own countries. and two other news headlines from around the globe now parys some german celebrations after winning the football league title was mugged by clutches of the french capital fighting broke out after around fifteen thousand files waited for over an hour for the players to turn up in the city center but when the team only appeared for a few minutes and failed to make a big tree speech supporters frustration boiled over into violence riot police had to step in to disperse rioters using tear gas.
police have identified a monday suspect opened fire on a mother's day parade in new orleans is nineteen year old i came scot who has a criminal record which includes the possession of a hot firearms drugs and resisting arrest nineteen people were wounded during the mass shooting at sunday's parade children as young as ten among them. an abortion doctor in philadelphia has been found guilty of murdering three babies after they were born at his clinic kermit gosnell performed illegal operations for late term patients killing some infants were still alive with scissors prosecutors said beginning as the house of horrors in all due to fetuses being stored in jaws held across earn up to two million dollars a year the decision on whether he will face a death sentence will be made later this month. about three hundred textile
factories near the bangladeshi capital dhaka have reportedly been shut down because of projects sponsored by the collapse of a fun trip building last month the owners decided to close down because of almost daily riots by workers and louis demands include salary increases as well as the death penalty for their own old the on the plaza five tree which collapsed last month search and rescue operations of the site are drawing to a close with over a thousand bodies read. many of the factories affected by the bangladesh collapse and resulting procedures will make goods for foreign retailers two hours from now on she's financial gurus mark skies and stays at her but compared the value of cheap clothes and human lives as seen by american businessman. the deadly factory collapse in bangladesh more than two weeks ago has led to calls for retailers to change the way they do business overseas but a new poll and interviews with shoppers at stores whose garments were manufactured at the ruined factory show that pressure for changes on likely to come from
americans few of whom have heard much about the collapse most of whom care more about prices than safe labor conditions right well like the cigarette companies you know they put the pictures of people's cancer ridden longs on the packages to try to advertise to them what happens when they smoke cigarettes i think prime mark should have photos of people factory workers crushed at the factory dead their limbs akimbo with their arms and legs and skulls crushed so big that's the price for the cheap clothes at prime market it's not just crime arc it's every single clothing and shoe manufacturer in the world pretty much uses these sort of factories in these sort of conditions and it's either they say it's the consumer or they say it's just the consumer that doesn't want to pay the extra five six seven cents that it would require to build safety measures into these factories but it's also the investor the investor wants its highest profit margin it's possible to extract as much equity so it all goes back to the banks of the central banks and
their central and their policies that people like paul krugman supports of paul krugman by supporting the bank of england in the federal reserve bank's ultra low interest rates is supporting wal-mart's ability to squeeze the economy to the point where factory workers have to die so that big fat obese american tribal diets get a deal on a t. shirt. the u.k. government is moving to a system which will eventually see most benefits claimed by the internet which is bad news for many people in rural areas who owned a long line. visited one community in northern england which has been forced to plant itself in. the rolling hills unveils of a delicate english countryside what lancashire in the north of england has in secluded beauty it lacks in modern comforts. despite major provided b. ti vo putting a beast in profits local communities like the haven't felt the benefit and have had
to dig deep into their own pockets and land to try to get connected we have on camera a beach executive. power which is one of the highlights poised over in the distance that survey english area and say just look at this for city of population it is just no economically viable for them to come out the way least to connect up the three or. four as they say are concerned the homes in the countryside will have to carry on with the old couple was through the telephone because you know economically viable or no i can only bobble i think what we mean we're only cheese coffee and cake that's the project called cold bands to the rural north old bones the shoot might be in the early stages still but it could be set to make this quiet like cool setting
a cooler you pull internet hotspots they have a fading into the ground the five world think cable that provides pay and that cannot hit all of it has taken years and castle planning and as you can see behind me a lot of hard work when the ball and to vote for the best part about it is that once it's all up or running this area is going to how much both the internet connection then the u.k. outrage it's unlikely bt will be daunted by this local competition yet but the project is attracting high level attention. to government a's he's actually now seriously looking at counties be an example as i said for other areas and hopefully now they've actually seen a bill not the forming in the ground regime to allow smaller groups like this to act. yes the major problems that we're rolling out across come back in the fields and it's all hands on deck as volunteers look to get the community hey connected
and actually just going to go around and talk to one of the other people volunteering that you've been involved in this quite heavily as well what else does it mean because obviously it's providing the internet connection but it's also a way of bringing the community together isn't it really. just want to me know if you could say hey are people you've never met a future of the be full volume so work in so cold for you. there are. a lancashire in the north of england. and coming up next states the nonsense of breaking the sat and just invent.
the illusion of safety trumping your right seems to be the main political theme of post nine eleven america and notice pushing the keep you safe at any cost more than new york billionaire mayor michael bloomberg who recently had to defend his stop and frisk strategy after giving a speech to police brass stop and frisk is the practice of just being able to search anyone in new york at any time for any reason with your hands this kostopoulos style practice has been in place since two thousand and two but thankfully was finally recently found to be unconstitutional by a federal judge you know the fourth amendment all the talk about no unlawful search and seizure seems pretty clear to me why did this take so long to figure out bloomberg despite that silly constitution thing stands firm with this policy to occur and if you and st stops looking for guns they will be more guns on the street and more people will be killed it's just that sample well to that i would say if you stop nazi style first kings of random innocent people there will be more
freedom on the streets it's just that simple but that's just my opinion. to live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food ice and try it because you know how fabulous. i mean. i think as i've said it really messed up. the east coast. worst you're going to go right out of the. radio guy for a minute. there i wonder what we're about to give you never seen anything like this i'm telling.
you guys i'm happy martin and this is breaking the set so let's talk about monsanto now the company behind most of the genetically modified foods that you're putting in your body the company who owns half the world seed market well sadly it looks like the biotech corporation is continuing to tighten its advice on the neck of washington d.c. this morning the supreme court ruled on a patent case where a seventy five year old farmer was sued for mixed soybeans that were not created by monsanto with other g.m.o. seeds because as we know month and no can't rest until they know farmers are only growing crops with their label on it check it out. if they don't want me to go to the elevator and buy that grain then then congress should pass a law saying you can't do it sadly the justices agreed with one santo and if you're infuriated that a massive corporation can lay an eighty thousand dollar lawsuit on american farmer for infringing on a life patent well that's just the beginning think back to march when congress quietly passed a bill done.